I’m a not very experience shoe enthusiast who recently branched out from Stan Smiths (which I still like a lot) to two entry-ish level leather sneakers, an Oliver Cabell Low 1 and a Koio Capri. I’m writing this not so scientific post to share my experience and a few pictures.
**Shipping:** Super fast from Oliver Cabell maybe 2-3 day shipping. Koio shipping was ultra slow as it was UPS then delivered to USPS for final shipping. For a $250+ shoe I expect 2-3 day shipping minimum.
**Comfort:** About the same, out of the box need a few days to wear in and then they are some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve worn. I notice no difference between the Margom Sole on the Koio and the not-Margom on the Oliver Cabell.
**Compared to Stan Smith:** The Oliver Cabell is a huge disappointment, I can nearly get a better fit and finish shoe in a Stan Smith for $50, than this $178 option. The Koio while pricier clearly has better fit and finish.
Man, those Oliver Cabell’s are looking pretty rough. I’ve been curious about these brands. I have Beckett Simonon Reid sneakers on the way and plan to pick up a pair of the Koio avalanche soon. Excited to see how well they’re made. Aesthetically they look great.